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Computer approaches human skill for first time in brain challenge

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks — a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. » More …

Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Jeannie-PadowskiSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. » More …

WSU searches for brain drugs to fight ALS, Alzheimer’s, more

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

travis-dentonSPOKANE, Wash. – Repairing the brain’s “house-cleaning function,” which could help people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 100 other diseases, is the focus of recently funded research at Washington State University. » More …

Student gets award to study old minds with new games

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Jess-DahmenPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University computer science student who uses technology to understand cognitive health in the elderly has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. » More …

Dementia drug aiming for clinical trials next year

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Wright-and-HardingSEATTLE – A neurodegenerative disease drug developed at Washington State University will likely qualify for a federal “fast-track” designation and go into clinical trials next year, said Leen Kawas, CEO of M3 Biotechnology Inc. » More …

WSU professor to work with Parkinson’s patients

SPOKANE – A WSU pharmacy professor will spend fall semester working with and studying a select group of Parkinson’s Disease patients, thanks to a national fellowship award.
 
Joshua J. Neumiller, an assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU Spokane, is hoping to find out if intensive medication management will help the patients’ motor skills after they have gone through deep brain stimulation surgery.
 
Neumiller will be working with Spokane neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Carlson as well as the pharmacy and nursing departments at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

 

Neumiller received … » More …